Sis­ter city act for Ti­bet and Shang­hai ed­u­ca­tion

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - Yang Meip­ing

THE China Wel­fare In­sti­tute signed agree­ments with a del­e­ga­tion from the Ti­betan city of Shi­gatse yes­ter­day to pro­mote ed­u­ca­tional ex­changes and the shar­ing of re­sources.

The agree­ments are the first batches of pro­grams by the In­sti­tute’s new Shi­gatse-aid project.

More pro­grams cov­er­ing health care and off-cam­pus ed­u­ca­tion are set to be in­tro­duced.

Un­der one agree­ment, the Shang­hai Soong Ching Ling School and the Shi­gatse Shang­hai Ex­per­i­men­tal School will es­tab­lish a sis­ter school re­la­tion­ship.

The two will share ex­pe­ri­ences and re­sources in train­ing teach­ers, de­sign­ing cur­ric­ula as well as carry out cul­tural ex­changes and vis­its by stu­dents and teach­ers.

The first batch of teach­ers from the Shi­gatse school will come to Shang­hai in De­cem­ber to learn teach­ing meth­ods and school man­age­ment at the Soong Ching Ling School.

“We will show them our cur­ric­ula in sci­ences, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary teach­ing and cul­ture in­her­i­tance,” said Feng Lirong, prin­ci­pal of the Soong Ching Ling School.

De­ple, a Ti­betan teacher who teaches Chi­nese at the Shi­gatse Shang­hai Ex­per­i­men­tal School and a mem­ber of the del­e­ga­tion from Shi­gatse, said it was her first visit to Shang­hai and she found a lot to learn from their coun­ter­parts.

“There are di­ver­si­fied classes here and stu­dents are ac­tive in or­ga­niz­ing af­ter-class ac­tiv­i­ties by them­selves to ex­plore the world,” she said.

An­other agree­ment in­volves preschool ed­u­ca­tion. The China Wel­fare In­sti­tute Nurs­ery will use its ex­pe­ri­ence in the car­ing and ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren un­der 6 years old to train man­agers and teach­ers from Shi­gatse nurs­eries and kinder­gartens.

Zhao Bing, vice mayor of Shi­gatse, said he be­lieved that the agree­ments would have a his­toric in­flu­ence on the de­vel­op­ment of ed­u­ca­tion in Shi­gatse.

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